Building Relationships

By: Luke Bonner, VP of Business Development, Ann Arbor SPARK SPARK’s Business Development is constantly working to build relationships within the Ann Arbor region through business retention visits & networking events. The last month the SPARK Business Development team has been working on overdrive to create new opportunities for the region, and working just as diligent to seal some deals.  SPARK has spent time in Atlanta and Toronto following... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Supports FAAC Inc Expansion

FAAC Incorporated recently announced an expansion of their facility in Pittsfield Township.  As part of the expansion, FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has acquired a 40,000 square foot facility and is expected to immediately add 10 jobs. With the support of Ann Arbor SPARK, FAAC was awarded a multi-year Industrial Facilities Tax incentive.  The incentive helps FAAC expand into... [Read More...]

Arbor Networks to Add 20 Jobs in Ann Arbor

Arbor Networks recently announced that it plans to add 20 jobs at its location in Ann Arbor.  As part of its expansion, the IT technology security company was awarded a tax abatement to support property improvements and new equipment at its Ann Arbor facility. “Attracting and retaining Arbor Networks in the Ann Arbor region is reflective of Ann Arbor SPARK’s work to help IT businesses grow in the region,” said Paul Krutko,... [Read More...]

Jennifer Owens Joins Ann Arbor SPARK

On December 7, Jennifer Owens will join Ann Arbor SPARK as its new vice president, business development.  In this role, Owens will support efforts to attract and retain new businesses to the Ann Arbor region. “Jennifer’s experience in economic development is an asset that directly supports Ann Arbor SPARK’s efforts to expand the region’s economy,” said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK’s CEO.  “As we continue to look at ways to bring... [Read More...]